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Nature. 1970 Apr 18;226(5242):243-8.

Plate tectonics of the Red Sea and East Africa.

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Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge, Madingley Rise, Cambridge.

Abstract

The relative motion between the plates on each side of the East African Rift Valley can be obtained from the opening of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The calculated direction of relative motion agrees well with fault plane solutions for earthquakes north of the equator.

PMID:
16057189
DOI:
10.1038/226243a0

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